20220706, 15:52  #155  
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
5^{2}×211 Posts 
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I'll let you know if I get a response. 

20220706, 16:18  #156  
"Cong Shengzhuo"
Sep 2021
Nanjing, China
43 Posts 
New here, what should I do?
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I have just read about the first post, and will unreserve all exponents I have assigned around 8.8M immediately. I am very interested in doing P1 for small exponents, so I am hoping to join this project. What should I do if I want to join this? (I am using Prime v30.8b15, and able to allocate 10GB of memory) Last fiddled with by congsz on 20220706 at 16:29 

20220706, 16:34  #157 
Nov 2013
2D_{16} Posts 
Thanks. To assist with this project, look at the ranges that already have people assigned in the first post of this thread. Then, choose an unassigned range, such as 8.9 which stands for 8900000 to 8999999, and post that request in this thread. If it is available, petrw1 will update the list in the first post showing your commitment.

20220706, 16:37  #158  
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
5^{2}×211 Posts 
Quote:
You have the right version, adequate memory and PMINUS1 is the correct work type. You just need to refer to the table in post #1 and choose a range of exponents that isn't already listed. See posts #60 and #61 for other relevant information and suggestions. 

20220706, 16:43  #159  
"Cong Shengzhuo"
Sep 2021
Nanjing, China
43 Posts 
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20220706, 16:45  #160 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
5^{2}·211 Posts 

20220716, 08:44  #161 
"Cong Shengzhuo"
Sep 2021
Nanjing, China
43 Posts 
Will there be any specific "end" of this project?
In the "<2k" project, the ultimate goal was to let every 100K range has <2k exponents unfactored, so we could check how many ranges were remaining at any time. We can explicitly see the progress there.
But this project doesn't seem to have any specific "milestones". I cannot feel the progress, nor do I know when exactly shall we state that "this project is completed". So I'm wondering whether this project has an explicit "criterion of completion". Personally, I have done ~90 of the ~1600 exponents in 8.9M whose bounds should be improved, and have found 8 new factors already. 
20220716, 16:37  #162  
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
149B_{16} Posts 
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Initial comments from George suggest v30.8 is effective for exponents at least up to 20M but posters have shown improvements much higher. My initial thought was to complete cleanup below 20M as step 1 then determine whether to continue and how much further. It's going to take a few more years to get to 20M. 

20220716, 18:24  #163 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
2·4,079 Posts 
I was thinking after completing P1 to 20M we might embark on ECM. Along the lines of t35 up to exponent 1M, t30 up to 5M, t25 up to 10M (these are just example tnumbers and exponents). Of course, if the crowd wants something else, that's cool too.

20220717, 01:32  #164 
Jun 2003
5436_{10} Posts 

20220718, 16:36  #165 
"Cong Shengzhuo"
Sep 2021
Nanjing, China
43 Posts 
Oh, my previous thoughts were way too optimistic. (sigh) I had thought that it would only take less than a year (i.e. earlier than July 2023) before the complete cleanup of <20M.
For my own preference, I will keep my focus on P1'ing small exponents as the project moves on. P.S. I only started P1'ing this year, and I've just found my firstever composite P1 factor, M8904631. So excited! 
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